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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In To Join Chevy Volt In CA HOV Lanes

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In To Join Chevy Volt In CA HOV Lanes

California's high-occupancy vehicle lanes, which emptied out last July as 85,000 hybrids lost their access, are about to start admitting more cars. This week, Chevy dealers in California are receiving their first 2012 Chevrolet Volts fitted with the right emissions gear to give drivers access to... read more

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Smog in New York City

A Brief History Of Smog, Which Led To Electric Cars: Recommended Reading

Daniel Yergin is one of those authors who writes major works. His Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize is nothing less than the definitive history of the rise of the petroleum... read more December 19, 2011 by  2


 
Light-duty vehicle type scenario, now-2050 (California Air Resources Board)

CA To Require Zero-Emission Vehicles On Top Of Gas-Mileage Rules

The NHTSA and EPA are closing in on their final rules for 2017-2025 corporate average fuel economy regulations, but there's a wild card in the pack. California, which has the... read more December 8, 2011 by  10


 
Seal of California

Which State Has The Greenest Cars? California, Of Course

It’s no secret that the state of California is home to some of the most congested roads in the country -- but it is also home to some of the greenest drivers according... read more October 4, 2011 by 


 
Used car salesman

Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama's Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to... read more September 22, 2011 by  5


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Breathe Easy, Californians: Electric-Car Rebates Survive, Cut To $2,500

It came down to the wire, but in the end, California's program of purchase rebates for buyers of qualifying plug-in electric cars has survived the state's grim budget crisis... read more July 25, 2011 by 


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Warning: Californian Electric Car Rebates Running Out of Charge

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) - the state department charged with reducing air pollution and improving the quality of air that Californians breathe - has... read more June 8, 2011 by  6


 
Sample used-car window sticker showing gas mileage, for a 2000 Honda Insight

Feds To Mandate Up To 62 MPG By 2025; What Does It Mean For You?

Two days ago, the NHTSA said that it would require annual gas-mileage improvements of somewhere between 2 and 7 percent each year between 2017 and 2025. Corporate average... read more May 12, 2011 by  28


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

California, EPA, DoT Make Nice On Timing Of Higher MPG Rules

Three government agencies agree to "coordinate" their actions and announce "a single timeframe" for proposing new rules. This signals "continued collaboration" among the... read more January 25, 2011 by  1


 
The Canton Paper Mill, by Flickr user alex_ford

On Heels of SF Giants Win, CA Prop 23 Notches Another Victory Over Texas

Proposition 23 was defeated last night, putting an end to a much ballyhooed piece of cleantech-stopping legislation that was also causing some qualms in the venture capital... read more November 3, 2010 by 


 
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Car-Crazy CA No More: Air Resources Board Wants to Cut Miles Traveled

Think California is the land of fast-flowing freeways and drop-top driving under the endless sun? Think again. The California Air Resources Board is now writing rules to... read more October 4, 2010 by  12


 
Prototype Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid being recharged at curbside station

California Wants 1 Million Electric Cars On Its Road By 2020

During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama famously said that he wanted one million plug-in cars on U.S. roads by 2015. That's a goal that many experts continue to... read more September 22, 2010 by  4


 
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We Hit the Big Time: NPR's 'All Things Considered' Calls!

We are mostly humble peasants here at Green Car Reports. We just try to report on green cars fairly, with an occasional bit of acerbity tossed in for flavor. Once in a while... read more August 2, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010

2011 Chevy Volt: No $5K Rebate, HOV-Lane Access For CA Buyers

Now we know: The first two plug-in cars from major manufacturers will go head-to-head on warranties and lease prices: $350 a month for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, $349 for the... read more July 28, 2010 by  28


 
2010 Subaru Outback PZEV

Keep It Green: Add A Little PZEV To That Subaru!

Like CVT, which stands for continuously-variable transmission, PZEV is one of those acronyms floating around the auto world that mean nothing to most car buyers. It stands... read more July 27, 2009 by  5


 
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